Strengthening Emerging Social Justice Groups and the Intermediaries that Support Them

Every day, new social justice groups emerge led by youth, people of color, members of the LGBTQI community, immigrants and other groups outside of traditional spheres of power. They are bringing their leadership and much-needed vision to address long-existing struggles for equity in their communities. Supporting these emerging groups - and integral to their important work - are intermediaries. 

 

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A Statement of Values to Guide Philanthropic Collaboration

At MAG, we see the growing complexity of today’s problems as a call to collaborate and connect, and to do so in ever-more effective, equitable ways. In our work with change makers across sectors, we are committed to drawing upon the wisdom from the past, freeing our imaginations to experiment anew, and embracing the necessity of collaboration to fuel transformative change. Together, we’re seeing what’s possible when we connect across divides, overcome habits and practices that hold us back, and re-make strategies and systems together to ensure the well-being of all. Together, we’re aiming to embody the kind of thoughtful, ethical and equitable collaboration that can fundamentally remake our world into one of love, dignity and justice for all. 

As part of our efforts to support equitable, effective collaboration, MAG was pleased to come together with a group of peer organizations to develop seven core principles to guide philanthropic collaboration in particular. The act of coming together was also the act of applying these principles.

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The Future Foward Project: An Interview with Robin Katcher

Robin Katcher, MAG Senior Advisor, participated in an Innovation Challenge workshop this past Spring as a part of the Future Forward project. Future Forward is an innovation process exploring new, sustainable ways to resource Forward Together. It brings together an incredible group of Forward Together staff, funders, movement builders, strategists, and storytellers. It was also partly informed by Forward Together's participation in the Network Leadership Innovation Lab - and, in particular, their action learning project with Jobs With Justice and Chinese for Affirmative Action. 

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If the Buddha Was a Fundraiser

No matter the state of the economy, it is easy to become afraid and panicky when it comes to money, whether it's about personal finance or raising funds for your organization.

Raising money can be challenging, yet it's precisely during challenge that we need access to our best thinking and the ability to create perspectives that empower rather than discourage us.

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